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Finding Joy Beyond Childlessness - Lesley Pyne
For so many, being childless by circumstance means that true feelings of grief and disappointment have been denied or locked away to survive everyday life. This book, aims to make readers face up to those locked away feelings in order to become who they truly want to be and therefore experience fulfilment.
Silent Sorority: A Barren Woman Gets Busy, Angry, Lost and Found - Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos
This book is written as a chronological account about Pamela’s personal experience of childlessness, covering the difficult topics of assisted reproduction, relationship stress, miscarriage, and it also touches on adoption.
Swimming - Enza Gandolfo
Kate, the main character, is a teacher, writer and swimmer.The book is a clever combination of two books. The main part, written in the first person, is Kate’s story about her own struggle with conception, the miscarriages which follow and ultimately the breakdown of her marriage.
The Hollow Heart - Martina Devlin
Martina Devlin’s book is her own deeply personal journey through not only her infertility diagnosis, three traumatic cycles of IVF and the loss of her ‘maybe babies’, but also the loss of her marriage, the end of her dreams of becoming a mother and trying to come to terms with that in her own way.
The Puppy that came for Christmas - Megan Rix
At the same time as embarking on difficult and traumatic fertility treatment, Megan and Ian became involved with a charity which provides helper dogs to people with disabilities. And into their home one day came Emma, a soft, sweet-natured puppy with whom they fell instantly in love.
Your Best Year Yet - Jenny Ditzler
How many of us make New Year Resolutions after Christmas (e.g. lose weight, get a new job or a new relationship) only to see them barely last to the end of January? That was me for most of my life! However, when we gave up trying to have a family, it felt important for me to shake off my feelings of failure and enjoy success in other areas of my life.